If you are like most people living within Montgomery County, the ability to drive is essential to your wellbeing. In fact, if you lost the ability to drive, you may not have a way to get to work and earn an income, a method of transportation to get groceries, and may even struggle to care for your children. Which is why losing one’s driver’s license as a result of a criminal proceeding or other offense can be so upsetting and limiting.
At the law office of The VanNoy Firm, we know that having a driver’s license is important, and that if it is revoked, you surely want to do everything you can to get it reinstated. Our Montgomery County driver’s license lawyer will work hard for you if you have been charged with a crime to either prevent your license from being revoked in the first place, or explore solutions for getting back your ability to legally drive.
There are a number of different reasons why a judge may issue a determination regarding the suspension of your driver’s license, and some cases where suspension is automatic per Ohio statute. Some reasons that your driver’s license may be suspended include:
There are some situations in which an attorney may be able to strike a better deal that does not involve a license suspension. There are also cases where you may be granted a license that gives you limited driving privileges, such as a license that can only be used to operate a motor vehicle to and from work.
In most cases, though, you will need to live without your license for the term set by the court, and then initiate the process of license reinstatement.
The reinstatement requirements differ depending upon the reason that your license was suspended in the first place. For example, if your license was suspended for an OVI offense, license reinstatement requires: serving the suspension period, paying a court-determined fee, and providing proof of insurance. On the other hand, a suspension as a result of a judgement from a lawsuit requires: a payment agreement or release from claim agreement, a court journal entry, and a petition or discharge in bankruptcy. A certificate of insurance (SR-22) must also be filed.
There’s nothing easy about losing your license, or about the process of getting it back after you have served the suspension period.
For help with a license reinstatement or if you have been charged with a crime where a suspended license is a potential consequence, call our law firm today. We can provide you with the legal counsel you’re looking for.
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